Ministry Needs Help to Rebuild Kenya

July 3, 2008

Latest report from Sylvester Okang´o, Christian Aid-assisted ministry leader of Kenya Evangelism Team:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

We express our thanks to Almighty God for the protection of our lives and the supply of our needs. We thank you, as the body of Christ, for sending us aid. We have received abundantly from your ministry.

As you know, Mt. Elgon was attacked by a terrorist group, called the Sabaot Land Defense Force (SLDF). At their hands, many people were brutally killed, attacked, raped and even set on fire. They burned houses, churches and schools, and robbed the people of their food, livestock and other belongings. It became even worse after the January 1 general elections.

The government sent soldiers to fight against the SLDF. They killed the SLDF leader. After his death, many rebels surrendered their weapons to the government.

Throughout this ordeal, we have not ceased to preach the gospel. We have gone house to house preaching peace and hope to the people.

Brethren, your support was so timely, as it arrived just as I was planning to return home from the camps, where I had been ministering to the internally displaced for two months. Life in the camps was very difficult, without clean water and proper sanitation. The funds you sent helped to buy some food and clothing for children. I am back at home now, glory to God!

Yours in His service,

Sylvester M. Okang´o